Hero Image

Tri-Valley News & Media

For all media inquiries, including information and visuals, please contact marketing@visittrivalley.com.

Press Kit

Latest News

WalletHub released its 2019 Best Small Cities in America list, which only included cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000. The personal finance site compared more than 1,200 cities across five key dimensions: affordability, economic health, education and health, quality of life and safety.

Patch | NOV 2, 2019

East Bay Cooks: Signature Recipes from the Best Restaurants, Bars and Bakeries

The East Bay has always remained true to itself. It includes Oakland, the most ethnically diverse population in the nation; Berkeley, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement; the island of Alameda with its artisan breweries, wineries, and distilleries; and the Livermore Valley, one of California’s oldest winemaking regions.

Among the 41 covered, Carolyn features five Tri-Valley chefs/restaurants:

  • Kevin Gin, Bridges in Danville
  • Karen Cordeiro, Old Towne Danville Bakery in Danville
  • Angelo Smith, Pizza Antica in Danville
  • Mike Ward, The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards in Livermore (now reopened as the Vineyard Table & Tasting Lounge, Mike left before the reopening)
  • Francis X. Hogan, Sabio on Main in Pleasanton

Book Published SEPT 10, 2019

San Francisco has held its ranking as one of the top food capitals of the world for years, but The Mercury News has some food for thought for those seeking out top-notch eats: you don’t have to head all the way into San Francisco to find unique and delicious dining. Several Tri-Valley restaurants made an appearance on The Mercury News’ list of 50 Top Restaurants in the Bay Area – check out which ones made the cut here.

Mercury News |  SEPT 24, 2019

Picture this: A warm California afternoon that’s spent sipping wine among the rolling hills, dotted with rows of vineyards and rich farmland. It’s not Napa, Sonoma or even Paso Robles. This humble hamlet, comprised of nearly 100,000 acres of grapes, is Livermore. Situated just 40 minutes from San Francisco (and accessible by Bay Area Rapid Transit), it’s one of California’s original and oldest wine regions with more than 50 tasting rooms that flank the charming town. Unlike more popular wine destinations, the Livermore terroir benefits from the east-west orientation of the valley and a warm growing season that’s cooled by nearby San Francisco’s breezes. Grapes love hot days and cool nights that this area provides in spades.

USA Today  |  AUG 16, 2019

The other-worldly fog that swirls over the highest mountain range in the Bay Area is the perfect setting for some seriously stunning photographs. The surrounding park is one of California’s ecological treasures, filled with beautiful wildflowers, an extensive trail system, fascinating wildlife and distinctive rock formations.  View the stars from its lofty heights, bike to the summit or explore the more remote trails by horseback.

Love the Mountains  |  JULY 30, 2019

If you love unique state parks, a trending wine country, craft beer, food fit for any die-hard foodie and contemporary theatre lover, you’ll love this insider’s peak at a full-on destination located in Northern California – one you may not have tried yet- the Tri-Valley area.

Blend Radio & TV  |  JULY 11, 2019

Join hosts Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazineand Park & Travel Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s spotlight on Northern California’s Tri-Valley region.

Blog Talk Radio  |  JULY 26, 2019

On a clear day, the view from atop Northern California’s Mt. Diablo is stunning. With a panorama of up to 200 miles in all directions, you can cast your gaze from the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge all the way to the vast San Joaquin Valley and the Sierra Nevada range. It’s easy to understand why this 3,849-foot topographical landmark was used as the baseline for all the land surveys of Nevada and two-thirds of California back in 1851. Declared a State Park in the same year, the Visitors Center Tower was erected in the 1930s hewn from local sandstone blocks.   As you ascend the spiral staircase to the observation deck, you might notice ancient marine fossils embedded in the stone.

National Park Traveling |  JUNE 25, 2019

Visit Tri-Valley is hosting a Caffeine Trail and an Ice Cream Trail to encourage coffee and ice cream fanatics to explore the flavors of Danville, Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin. The way the trails work is a participant must first obtain a passport, via online download or at a participating shop. Then, the participant must visit the necessary number of stops along the trail, collecting passport stamps at each ice cream or coffee shop.


Danville/San Ramon |  JUNE 30, 2019

Blackhawk Museum: Tri-Valley California
The monolithic building looks a bit like a clay-red crystal formation sitting at the foot of Mt Diablo. Elephants and giraffes stand about on the plaza. Fountains, pools, and streams meander their way down the hillside through the middle of an outdoor mall. Sitting at the top of the terraced park and mall is the Blackhawk Museum. Thirty-five miles east of San Francisco, an area known as Tri-Valley is comprised of Danville, Pleasanton, Livermore, and Dublin California. 

Go Nomad |  JUNE 2019

California’s magnificent Tri-Valley is an aptly-named triangle-shaped region in the San Francisco Bay area just 35 miles east of the city. Yet, in many ways, it feels a world away. With close to 60 wineries, picturesque surroundings, a craft beer trail, phenomenal cuisine and almost picture-perfect weather, Tri-Valley provides a splendid experience for so many reasons.

Travel Pulse |  MAY 21, 2019

Visit Tri-Valley leaders recently marked the culmination of their “Spread Cheer with Beer” fundraising campaign by presenting a donation check worth $1,500 to the Taylor Family Foundation, a local nonprofit that works to enhance the quality of life of children with life threatening diseases, developmental disabilities as well as youth at-risk.

Pleasanton Weekly |  MAY 20, 2019

Livermore Valley is not new to wine production. The first grapes were planted in the valley in the 1840s and the first winery took root in 1883. Before prohibition, there were over 50 wineries in this valley tucked between the San Francisco Bay Area and California’s Central Valley. Only two of those 50 wineries made it through that dry period but the area now has over 50 wineries again. The two largest vineyards in the Livermore Valley are also the two oldest. Carl H. Wente & James Concannon both started vineyards in the valley in 1883.

California Travel |  MAY 2019

The Tri-Valley Beer Trail has more than earned its reputation as a craft beer destination, and its recent Spread Cheer With Beer campaign has proven it to be the best drinking game of the season. Newcomers, World of Beer and Thirsty Bay, added something different to The Tri-Valley Beer Trail who annually sets out to “Spread Cheer with Beer” by making a charitable donation of $20 for every beer passport that gets turned in.

Independent News |  APRIL 25, 2019

For the second year in a row, a Tri-Valley city (or should we say town) is being called The Safest City in California in the SafeWise Safest City report for 2019. We know this town for its adorable downtown, spectacular views and lots of farm-to-table dining. And no, we’re not surprised people feel safe here. Visitors comment on it all the time. Can you guess who the winner is?

Safewise |  MARCH 22, 2019

The vast state of California, extending more than 1,000 miles from Mexico in the south to Oregon in the north, is interlaced from top to bottom with gorgeous sustainable wineries and treasured vineyards in 49 of 58 California counties. Many have landscapes worthy of a master painting if they could be captured and framed in lasting memory.

Creators |  MARCH 9 2019

On National Plan for Vacation Day, Hoda, Jenna and guest co-host Jaimie Alexander talk to travel expert Dayvee Sutton about the top places to visit this year, including the Livermore Valley wineries in California, and Banff and Lake Louise in Canada.


Just a hop, skip and a jump from NorCal’s viticultural areas in Livermore Valley–a fresh destination for discerning oenophiles and those in the know. Only 35 miles east of San Francisco is the charming Tri-Valley, the warm inland location combined with nightly cool Pacific breezes yields excellent wine grapes.

Las Vegas Modern Luxury |  JANUARY 2019

Continuing his journey from Tuolumne County to San Francisco, Mark Bibby Jackson pops in on Tri-Valley California and discovers a thing or two about fine wines.

Travel Begins at 40 |  DECEMBER 2018

With one of California’s newest brew trails, the East Bay’s Tri-Valley region is earning a reputation as a craft beer destination. Now through January 31, the Tri-Valley Beer Trail aims to “Spread Cheer with Beer” by donating $20, for every beer passport with five stamps, to Taylor Family Foundation, a local non-profit working to preserve the wellness of children with life-threatening illnesses, developmental disabilities and youth at-risk. 

The Independent |  DECEMBER 6, 2018

Hidden on the outskirts of the East Bay and long known as cowboy country with killer wine (and not much else), Livermore has ripened into a day-trip destination worthy of a weekend jaunt.

7&7 |  NOVEMBER 13, 2018

If you fancy yourself a bit of a wine connoisseur – or just really appreciate a glass in the evening – there are hundreds of brilliant wine destinations around the world.

Woman & Home |  OCTOBER 23, 2018

The Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail raised $500 for Valley Humane Society. Organized by Visit Tri-Valley, the Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail ended up not just a success for puppies, it received two awards and national media recognition…

The Independent |  NOVEMBER 1, 2018

Visit Tri-Valley recently raised $500 for the Valley Humane Society in Pleasanton by tapping into residents’ penchant for sweets. The Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail fundraiser, which sent ice cream lovers to 16 stops throughout Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Danville, was hosted by Visit Tri-Valley.

Pleasanton Patch |  OCTOBER 24, 2018

Where once railroad tycoons built massive mansions on Nob Hill in San Francisco, now cable cars take tourists past private clubs and luxury hotels. One of these hotels, the Fairmont San Francisco, has been there since 1906 — it was almost completed when the great earthquake shook…

The New York Times |  OCTOBER 3, 2018

California once drew legions of fortune seekers to its short-lived Gold Rush. Although few newcomers are likely to strike gold in the literal sense today, the Golden State continues to charm big dreamers…

WalletHub  |   SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

One of the fastest-growing cities in California, Dublin sits among the hills 35 miles east of San Francisco. Two stations on the Bay Area’s BART system offer commuters easy access to region’s vibrant tech and business ecosystem…


For avid travelers longing to be captivated by the wistful nostalgia of an overlooked wedge of Northern California that is compassionately enamored with maintaining it’s historic roots, the city of Pleasanton awaits with open arms…

LA Travel Magazine  |   Summer 2017

In the eastern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area, the rolling terrain of Amador, San Ramon, and Livermore Valleys offers visitors an array of ways to getaway…

Touring & Tasting   |   JULY 17, 2018

Livermore will keep the light on for you. The city’s Centennial Light is the world’s longest-lasting lightbulb, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, burning since 1901 and maintained by the fire department. The city…

LA Times   |   JUN 28, 2018

Featured Articles